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AaronMasembe
Real User
Information Technology and Services Professional at Independent
Jun 10 2019

What is most valuable?

The ability to isolate the view and who has the rights to view the audit logs is valuable to us. Senior executives can check the system, the IT team, the IT individuals… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Generally, security is enhanced and monitoring traffic and data became possible using this solution rather than others. You can audit and configure notifications so that… more»

What needs improvement?

This kind of solution should supply more analytical data for the traffic that comes in. I think that that side is not as strong as some other products. However, it is… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

On licensing, Oracle is very expensive. Oracle handles the licensing. I just do the deployment. Especially now that they are moving towards the cloud, cloud licensing… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

As a consultant, I install different products based on client need. I have experience also with Imperva SecureSphere Database Security and IBM Guardian which are products… more»

What other advice do I have?

I would rate Oracle Audit Vault an eight out of ten. The features are there, but the users don't know how to take full advantage of them. I would strongly recommend that… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Again, as a consultant, our job is to provide the best solution for a particular client's needs. We are constantly evaluating products to keep flexible and make the base… more»
MosesMoloi
Real User
Director (Core Technology Services) and Partner at a tech services company with self employed
Jun 03 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the ability to create inbuilt reports for compliance, which have dealt with the rules made it easier. This means that we don't have to develop… more»

How has it helped my organization?

We were implementing this solution for our client, who was required to do PCI compliance. Their project was initially scheduled to run over a year and a half, but by just… more»

What needs improvement?

One of the biggest challenges that we are facing is the inability to use more than one account for the platform, so the whole organization cannot make their own compliance… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

For the bank, the licensing cost is about $360,000, annually. For the value and cost of being compliant, the price is worth paying, because then you don't get auditors… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

I had not used any other solution before Oracle. We deployed this particular solution because we are required to do PCI compliance. I don't think they could have used any… more»

What other advice do I have?

Those who want to implement it better have a proper detection in place, especially regarding documents. That's one thing that really drove us nuts because without having… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Our client did check another provider. I forgot the name of that product, but it was a big competitor of Oracle's solution.
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Manish Khanijo
Real User
Lead Network and Security at Qatar Credit Bureau
Jun 05 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is that Oracle Access Vault is integrated with our SIM (Security Information Management tool), which gives us a complete picture of what access… more»

How has it helped my organization?

This solution acts as a complete data warehouse for our audit data. Anytime we need to search for details about what happened, from a proactive monitoring perspective, or… more»

What needs improvement?

The reporting is an area of the solution that needs to be improved. Customized reporting is something that we are struggling with, and it is quite tough for us. Every time… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

This solution is definitely not expensive, and it is a small fraction of the overall database licensing costs. It is a simple add-on license, but it is not perpetual so we… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We did not use a specific solution prior to this one. We do not use the database firewall component that is included with this solution. For our database activity… more»

What other advice do I have?

If you are with Oracle completely and you do not have a mix of databases then this is a great solution. However, if you have a solution that includes a mix of databases… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluated a lot of solutions before choosing this one, and some of them were used for a very long time. One of these was Imperva. The determining factor was the cost… more»
Cedric Agokeng Kitio
Real User
Senior Database Administrator at ITGStore
Jul 05 2019

What is most valuable?

We have a situation for a bank as a client. We were able to deploy Oracle Audit Vault for them. The end-user is a key part of the system in the information department. For… more»

How has it helped my organization?

After we activate Oracle Audit Vault, our clients can see all of their past actions or the wrong activity done on the network. We can load most of the diagnostics for the… more»

What needs improvement?

One feature that was missing when we tried to update was the network activity analyzer. We found a request going through the database file before reaching the database. We… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

For the bank, the license was $48,000 last time. That was the licensing for the bank on just one license.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We didn't have a previous solution. We had a company come in with IBM to produce a proprietary solution. We also did a demo.

What other advice do I have?

Anyone can go to with Oracle Audit Vault, but be sure you know what is going on to be comfortable with it. On a scale from one to ten, I would rate this product at 8.5… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We had to do a demo to show management how the solution functions. That was useful for them to decide to go with Oracle Audit Vault over IBM.
Osama Mustafa
Consultant
Cloud Expert | DevOps | Oracle Consultant at confidential
May 06 2019

What is most valuable?

Different features I have been using in this product: * Audit policies for Oracle Database * Reports and report schedules * Entitlement auditing for Oracle Database * Stored procedure auditing *… more»

How has it helped my organization?

* Audit data collection from diverse sources. * Integrations with third-party products. * ecurity event reporting (malicious activity and hacking attempts). * Monitoring everything from one place. *… more»

What needs improvement?

Different things should be improved: * The migration from an old version to a newer version is not that easy * Database grouping also should be improved, and * The reporting.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

* Setup consumes too much resource and storage. * Also if you need to install Database Firewall, you need another server. * Pricing is expensive.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

No.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

* Audit Vault Console which consists the following : - * Collector management and monitoring * Report management * Alert management
MosesMoloi
Real User
Director (Core Technology Services) and Partner at a tech services company with self employed
Jul 10 2019

What do you think of Oracle Audit Vault?

What is our primary use case? ----------------------------- We use this solution for regulatory compliance and reporting for the enterprise. This augments regular compliance and risk management solutions. The organizations and clientele we work with include public sector and private sector businesses in the Financial Services industry, where they host data from global partners. The EU citizens and businesses now demand that GDPR be in place in order to host their data. How has it helped my organization? ---------------------------------- It has provided us with a unique opportunity to automate risk discovery.  The system provides both an audit system and a security solution through the database firewall that protects the data and databases being accessed.  The system uses…
Real User
Solution Architect at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Jun 05 2019

What is most valuable?

We use the separation of duty feature because part of the database is encrypted, and the database administrators, such as myself, should have no access to this area. It belongs to the security team.

What needs improvement?

Right now, the ownership of the database is automatically given to the database administrator. I would like to have a software solution, separate from the Oracle product itself, to assign ownership of the database to a specific team, being our security team, rather than the default owner. One feature that is missing is the ability to have a secret server that is always encrypted. I would like to… more»

What other advice do I have?

I use this solution once or twice per month. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.
Adesola Jolaoso
User
Network Engineer with 11-50 employees
Jan 14 2018

What do you think of Oracle Audit Vault?

What is our primary use case?

It is used as a central audit repository and reporting for all my databases, which has reduced the stress of collecting database event logs in silos from each database.

How has it helped my organization?

Out-of-the-box policies ensure our compliance with standards like SOX, ISO 27001, and so on.

What is most valuable?

The critical event alerts and reporting features have greatly reduced loss of man hours that would have been spent on going through the whole audit event logs.

What needs improvement?

An easy, friendly user interface would be nice to have, since this would enable administrators to identify important events with a prompt response.

For how long have I used the solution?

Three to five years.

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What is Oracle Audit Vault?

Oracle Audit Vault monitors Oracle and non-Oracle database traffic to detect and block threats, as well as improves compliance reporting by consolidating audit data from databases, operating systems, directories, and other sources.
Also known as
Audit Vault
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Abu Dhabi Department of Finance, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Ministry of Health, Educational Testing Service, Ryohin Keikaku Co. Ltd., SPC Brasil, REDISA, Qatar Olympic Committee, Seneca College, Hunan Social Insurance Management and Service Bureau,
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